Monday, June 26, 2017

Royal Blood debut second album atop UK charts

Royal Blood’s second album, “How Did We Get So Dark?”, has debuted atop the UK charts.

The Official Charts Company reports the follow-up to the band's smash 2014 self-titled debut enters the UK album chart at No. 1, finishing almost 22,000 in combined sales ahead of nearest rival Ed Sheeran.

The duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher received the news just prior to taking to the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival on June 23.

"Wow. Just wow,” they told “Can we just say, thank you so much.”

The pair also tweeted a short video featuring an Official Charts Company plaque to mark the achievement, adding, “This went straight to number one and to our heads. Thank you so much.”

Royal Blood later stopped their hour-long performance at the UK event to share the news with fans and to toast the crowd with champagne.

“How Did We Get So Dark?” was recorded in Brussels, Belgium with producer Joylon Thomas and London, UK with co-producer Tom Dalgety.

The set was previewed with the lead single, “Lights Out”, and follow-ups “Hook, Line & Sinker” and “I Only Lie When I Love You.”

Royal Blood are currently playing a month-long run of European festival dates before touring Australia in July and returning to North America for a second two-week run in August that will include sets at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco, CA.

See also:

VIDEO: Royal Blood premiere I Only Lie When I Love You
VIDEO: Royal Blood perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Royal Blood announce European tour
VIDEO: Royal Blood premiere Hook, Line & Sinker
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